With many mobile device users in the UK looking to upgrade their phones to accept 4G sims in order to take advantage of super-fast connectivity, technology manufacturer Samsung has announced a breakthrough in 5G.
However, those thinking of putting off an upgrade in favour of 5G will be waiting a very long time as Samsung has estimated the technology will not become public until at least 2020.
Furthermore, theinquirer.net believes it could even be a much longer wait given the 13 years that separated 3G and 4G connectivity, making it unlikely that 5G will become available for UK consumers ‘within the next decade’.
Nevertheless, Samsung’s claims to have successfully developed its 5G network with 1Gbps speed, reaching a potential 10Gbps. This means users could potentially download an entire movie in less than one second.
Overall, 5G networks could allow “a wide range of services such as 3D movies and games, real-time streaming of ultra high-definition content and remote medical services,” claims the firm.
Samsung commented on the new network to telegraph.co.uk: “Samsung’s latest innovation is expected to invigorate research into 5G cellular communications across the world.
“The company believes it will trigger the creation of international alliances and the timely commercialisation of related mobile broadband services,” it added.